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Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween.
~Lianne & Paul

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Blog Winners are....

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and visited our Halloween Blog Party event this past Saturday.
Like we promised, one lucky party visitor who left a comment was going home with one of our Handmade Creepy Spider Halloween ornament.
We are feeling very generous this week so we decided we would choose two winners for this prize and they are......

Our First winner is....Laura Zarrin

and our Second winner is.... Cathy from Tadpoles and Teacups

Congrats to both our winners and thanks again for stopping by and commenting on our blog :) We will be in touch soon to get your shipping info so we can send your ornament out before Halloween.
~ Lianne & Paul

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween Magazines... What a treat

How thrilled we are this season to see such a nice collection of new and special issues for All Hallows eve. When last year, with the magazine industry hurting so bad and with a lot of our favorite magazines closing their doors we were concerned that these wonderful issues would be something in the past. Well hitting the newstands this fall was a great collection of magazine that you all should go out and support. Even though we haven't read each magazine cover to cover YET just browsing them quickly they are all a must have for halloween inspiration.

This Phyllis Hoffman publication is new to the bunch. This magazine has beautiful photos, but does focus more on the food and party entertaining part of the holiday.

Mathew Mead is the equvilant to Martha Stewart. This second edition of his magazine has the perfect mix of crafts, food and fun with creative how to projects.

Here is the Queen of everything... Martha Stewart: Halloween always a must have for anyone who enjoys Halloween.

This special Halloween issue of Family Fun magazine with it's beautiful mate cover it definalty the most kids friend and easy how to of the bunch.

Getting in the Halloween Spirit

I know these final posts are a little late. But with two kids now and with the threat of having a nor'easter storm tomorrow we had to take full advantage of the crisp fall sunny weather. We were in search for some good looking pumpkins for decorating and carving tomorrow night. We weren't able to hit the farms this season so we had to settle for the local florist... not the ideal choice but it will have to do.

after picking the pumpkins we headed to the zoo for the boo at the zoo spooktalutar. The zoo has this fun event for the kids who can dress up in their costumes and trick or treat around the zoo. Even the animals get treats....

This jaguar is really happy because his pumpkin full of mice.

Autumn Inspiration

Booooo the guests are arriving

The leaves are changing here in New England, how lovely...

but with love there is pain.. which would be raking them all up.

Apple picking

whoooo’s there?

Halloween Giveaway

Let’s start this party off right...
with a GIVEAWAY!!
We will be giving away one of our handmade Halloween ornament to a lucky party goer who leaves a comment on our blog sharing something to do about Halloween (an idea, tip memory... whatever). Then at the end of the party we will pick one winner and send them our Creepy the Spider ornament just in time for Halloween. ~ Goul Luck!!

Creepy the spider was inspired by our little (actually not that little) mascot we have hanging on our window. Really CREEPY!!!

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Party

Well the day has arrived! The Hauntingly Magical Halloween Blog Party Event!
The weather around here has quickly turned to fall and everything is in full Halloween mode. Through the the day we here at Swirly Designs will post some fun and inspiring photos to get all your creative juices following and get you in the Halloween spirit (also browse our past posts to see last years event). Keep checking back and leave comments and share your fun Halloween ideas, we're sure you will have a spooktalutar time. And don't forget to visit the host of the party site Fanciful Twist and check out the whole list of creepy bloggers that are joining in on todays event.
~Lianne & Paul

Friday, October 9, 2009

Swirly Designs in the new fall issue of 365

Wow how quickly this fall weather has swooped in. The Halloween season is in full swing and there is so much going on and we just want to make sure we are able to share some of our fun finds with everyone before we jump into the crazy Christmas season. One of those things is Celebrate365 which is the premiere magazine for year round ornament collectors and anyone who loves to celebrate the holidays and collecting whimsical pieces of art. You should check this magazine out. We are excited to be featured in the magazine—
showcasing some of our new Halloween designs on the inside as well as on the back cover!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Swirling everywhere

A while back we were approached from a fellow tweeter from twitter who has an online shop called My Shopping Connection, which is an online Galleria filled with unique and interesting product finds. They locate small businesses offering quality merchandise and showcase a few of their finest offerings in a "Our Finds."
So we were thrilled to find out that our Happy Halloween Bat is featured in their 2009 Halloween decor collection. Here is a snippet of what they have to say: This adorable handmade polymer clay Halloween ornament is a great choice for ornament collectors. The main part of the ornament features a cute striped pumpkin, glittery flying bats and the message "Happy Halloween." Dangling beneath the ornament is another little bat.

So if you are looking to do some Halloween shopping click on over and take a peak.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Hauntingly Fun Halloween BLOG Party!

Coming this month on Saturday, Oct 17th Swirly Designs is taking part again in another Hauntingly Magical Halloween Blog Party Event.

We participated last year and we had a blast. The event is hosted by a wonderful blog Fanciful Twist. The scoop is on the October 17th a bunch of bloggers will share everything and anything about All Hallows Eve. By sharing great ideas and crafts we help celebrate the second most popular holiday of the year...Halloween.

Last years blog event we posted some of our Halloween collectibles, and a how-to project. It was a spooktacular time. We had a blast and got some great inspiration by visiting all the other blogs that were participating also. So tell your friends and stop on by Saturday Oct 17th for another fanciful and swirly good time.
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